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Ersan Ilyasova | Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: None
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Ersan Ilyasova (knee) scored 11 points in 18 minutes on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers.
Not bad for Ersan in his best game of the preseason. Ilyasova attempted a ridiculous 15 shots per game in his previous preseason action, so it was nice to see him holster the lazy jumpers. If you're a believer, he's a late round option, but you might be able to do better. Oct 22 - 10:59 PM

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Ersan Ilyasova (knee) will play against the Wolves on Wednesday.

He has been dealing with his knee injury since at least Oct. 15 and missed some preseason action. Ilyasova is coming off a nightmare 2013-14 season and he's 8-of-30 from the field in two preseason games. Not good. Feel free to give him a look late if you're hoping for a bounce-back campaign. Obviously, there are probably better bets to make late in your draft.
Oct 22 - 6:26 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (knee) is not traveling with the Bucks to Cedar Rapids and New York City.

This could just be a precautionary measure by head coach Jason Kidd, as it was reported earlier that Ilyasova was simply dealing with soreness. His 2013-2014 campaign was littered with various injuries so potential fantasy owners may want to hold off in drafting him until his health status becomes a bit more clear.
Oct 16 - 2:47 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.

He played 27 minutes on Tuesday and it sounds like he's just dealing with soreness. Ilyasova was a a disaster last season and a good preseason would have really helped his confidence. He had a minor knee injury back in 2013 and doesn't have any recurring issues, so he should be OK. Fantasy owners can consider him a late-round option in hopes he can return to 2012-13 form.
Oct 15 - 2:42 PM

Ersan Ilyasova, now over a bout with the flu, hit 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 10 points and nine rebounds in 27 minutes on Tuesday.

He's off to a rocky start again this season, but was fine tonight. We get the feeling you're going to see a different guy lead the Bucks on most nights, but Ilyasova is still an interesting late flier due to how dominant he can be when he is actually healthy and on a scoring roll.
Oct 14 - 10:27 PM

Ersan Ilyasova returned from a bout with the flu on Saturday, but hit just 4-of-20 shots for 10 points, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and a 3-pointer.

Hey, at least he played, right? Ilyasova has been highly frustrating to own over the last couple seasons and while that will probably be the case again this year, he's still worth a flier in the later middle rounds. He'll go on a few hot runs this season, and having him in your lineup at the right time could pay big dividends. You also may lose sleep by owning him, so just prepare yourself if you're going to draft him.
Oct 11 - 11:54 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (flu) will start Saturday's game against Chicago after battling the flu this week.

He has struggled with consistency and has caused his owners a lot of headaches in the past. Having said that, he came on strong late last season which will make him worth a late-round target for his upside in standard leagues.
Oct 11 - 6:59 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (flu) will return to action on Saturday vs. the Bulls.

Ersan missed the Bucks first two preseason games with the flu, but he'll be ready to go on Saturday. Ilyasova isn't worth much more than a late-round flier in standard leagues.
Oct 10 - 7:01 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (illness) will not play against Grizzlies on Wednesday.

It's unclear what coach Jason Kidd has in store for Ilyasova, but Jabari Parker did play a lot of small forward at training camp. Considering how great he was after the break in the 2012-13 season, he's worth a look late in drafts.
Oct 8 - 6:27 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (flu) isn't expected to travel with the Bucks for preseason games on Wednesday and Thursday.

Ilyasova should get first crack at the Bucks' starting PF job but he faces competition from John Henson and rookie Jabari Parker. Head coach Jason Kidd said he'll try multiple lineups throughout the preseason, so we might still be guessing at Milwaukee's rotations on opening night.
Oct 8 - 1:57 PM

Ersan Ilyasova did not practice on Monday due to flu-like symptoms.

Ilyasova was very bad last season as he averaged just 11.2 points and 6.2 rebounds on 40.9 percent shooting. He also only made it through 55 games, and while he'll likely be healthy and ready to go by the time the regular season begins, we'd recommend letting someone else draft him.
Oct 6 - 2:34 PM

Ersan Ilyasova deemed himself ready for the start of the 2014-15 season.

Speaking at Bucks' training camp, Ilyasova said that he is "110 percent." While Ilyasova may have high hopes for himself, we recommend letting another fantasy owner take a flier on the 27-year-old as he attempts to reboundn from a horrendous 2013-14 campaign during which he only averaged 11.2 points and 6.2 rebounds on 40.9 percent shooting.
Sep 30 - 12:47 PM

Ersan Ilyasova is hoping for a bounce-back season following a disastrous 2013-14 campaign.

"Last year I just came from the European Championship to training camp. I think it was really too much on my body. It was really bad, and I kind of rushed myself to come back the first game of the season," said Ilyasova. "This summer I spent a lot of time fixing my ankle. Hopefully this season I start on a new page, with a lot of energy and power." Ersan, simply put, was horrible last season on his way to averages of 11.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.7 three-pointers while shooting an abysmal 40.9 percent from the field, and only suiting up for 55 games. He'll look to turn things around this year, but we'd recommend letting someone else deal with him come draft day.
Sep 22 - 4:26 PM

The Bucks are looking to trade Ersan Ilyasova.

It makes sense after Ersan had one of the most inefficient seasons among power forwards last year. He couldn't hit triples and was horrible on defense, so his market price is going to be coming at a discount.
Jul 14 - 6:15 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (ankle) has decided he will not participate in the FIBA World Championships this summer, electing to rest his troublesome ankles.

Ersan was sidelined for much of the 2013-14 season due to his bum ankles, only being able to suit up for 55 games. Through those 55 contests Ilyasova put up meager averages of 11.2 points, and 6.2 rebounds, while shooting a horrible 40.9 percent from the floor. Those averages are pretty awful for a team's second-highest-paid-player ($7.9 million last season) and it would be wise to let another owner deal with the disappointing Turkish man on draft day.
Jun 23 - 2:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Kendall Marshall
3Nate Wolters
SG1Jared Dudley
2Giannis Antetokounmpo
3O.J. Mayo
4Jerryd Bayless
SF1Jabari Parker
2Khris Middleton
3Damien Inglis
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2John Henson
3D.J. Stephens
C1Larry Sanders
2Zaza Pachulia
3Johnny O'Bryant